Monday, December 15, 2008

Drabble: Flaws


It started around the edges, nothing I could be sure I even saw. A bit of tearing in my peripheral vision, glitches in the sound, straight lines and sharp edges where there shouldn’t be any. Two identical pebbles on the riverbank.

As they piled up, I realized what was going on. It was all a simulation.

At first I thought maybe it had always been so. But in that case, how should I know that these glitches, these sharp edges, these repetitions, weren’t the natural norm?

How, when, why was I put here?

And had I been given a choice?

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